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Sharp chest pain when breathing

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  • Posted By: jlkitt
  • December 10, 2012
  • 05:07 AM

Occasionally when I breathe I feel a very sharp pain on my left side of my chest, this is something I've had since I was about 5 or 6 years old and I'm 20 now. Any way the pain is always in the same spot, it kind of feels like it's in my heart, but it hurts when I breathe in. But see this is where it get weird and no one can seem to figure out what's wrong. Is that sometimes I can barely breathe, I have to breathe in quick, short breaths in order to avoid the pain. other times I can breathe normally, it's just when I try and take a deep breath that I feel the pain. The amount of time the pain lasts changes as well, sometimes it lasts about 1 minute, other times it lasts over 30 minutes. In the past I have tried to breathe past the point where I felt the pain, just out of curiosity, and what happens is that I start breathing in uncontrollable gasps and I have uncontrollable shudders that go along with each gasp. And what it feels like is a knife being violently stabbing into my heart/chest. Need I say I only did that once. But do any of you have any idea what could be causing this? It happens it all different activities, exercising, eating, work....and sometimes I won't have it happen for months at a time, other times I'll have it multiple times a day. What could be wrong?

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